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SPA 2009 – Proposal Deadline

Proposals to present a session at SPA 2009 close at 18:00 BST on Monday 15th September. Being the orgainsed chap I am I’ve submitted my proposal with oodles of time to spare. Now I just need to wait and see whether it gets accepted.

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11 September 2008 Posted by | Events | | 2 Comments

Quality in the Real World

We have been producing code quality dashboards at work. They are produced by our CI server whnever a successful build is produced. This allows developers to get quick feedback on the quality of code they have just commited. We can compare projects and raise their quality over time. This is all very well and good but wouldn’t it be nice to see how we are doing compared to the outside world?

So without further aso I present to you 4 code quality dashboards for a selection of .NET open source projects [and one MS one!]

As you can see quality is variable with nmock and ASP.NET MVC doing well. Fifty percent unit test coverage for nunit is a bit shocking however!

11 September 2008 Posted by | Code Quality, Metrics | , , , , | 1 Comment

The Ultimate Code Smell

Bob Martin has been thinking about adding a new element to the agile manifesto around producing quality rather than quantity. He’s described this as ‘Craftmanship over Execution’. To back this up you can follow the instructions here and measure the amount of WTF’s per minute. A great idea for a metric, but hard to automate. Maybe an idea for a new startup; provide metrics for code in the same way third party companies perform penatration testing.

1 September 2008 Posted by | Code Quality, Metrics | , , | Leave a comment